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Mermaid party ideas for children

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Celebrating your child's birthday is an exciting time for any parent but it can be hard to settle on a theme. What about a unicorn theme? Or how about a farm, jungle or space-themed party? The possibilities are endless! 

One of our favourites is a mermaid-themed party, simply because there is so much scope for decorations, games and more so you can really have some fun with it and let your imagination go wild.

If you're wondering where to start, we've rounded up our favourite mermaid party ideas to help transform your space into an under-the-sea oasis your little one will be delighted with. 

Decorations

This balloons arch garland comes with metallic balloons and confetti balloons as well as a 6ft long balloon decorating strip tape, balloon tying tool and 100 dot glue and 32ft long ribbon. Simply inflate your balloons and slip the knot into the holes on the decorating strip. We recommend various colors and different sizes to get a amazing look to your garland.

Review: "I can't tell you how chuffed I am with the outcome. It did take some time and patience, however totally worth it. My little one was over the moon with it. Next time I will make the balloons difference sizes, just to add a little depth to it. Can't fault it at all."

Made of high-quality glittering colored paper with a professional ribbon, this mermaid birthday banner contains a variety of marine life which your little one will love spotting including shells and seahorses.

Review: "Easy to assemble. Very sparkly which my daughter loved! I used it as a whole at my mom’s house than cut the string to fit at our place. Looks great both ways. Very happy with the product & the price."

Create your own fun back drop for adorable photos with this tinsel curtain. Each set Includes: 2 x light blue tinsel curtains; 1 x 2.5 m, suitable for decorating doors and walls. It's easy to put up in your home, simply tear off the back of double-sided adhesive tape, then paste the fringe curtain on the top of wall or door

Review: "Super resistence glue, good value, fast delivery good packing."

These three lanterns are made of high quality paper features a cute purple seafoam green and light blue which are 89cm tall when assembled with the tail. And when the party is done, fold them flat for easy storage and save them for another time

Review: "Love these Jellyfish decorations which I used to create an under the sea mermaid theme for my daughters bedroom she loves them. Very easy to assemble."

This handy set includes a whole host of decorations to take your party to the next level including a mermaid banner, balloon arch kit, cake toppers and tassle garland. 

Review: "Very easy to put together and long lasting, I donated to another little girls party a few days later who then did the same for someone else! A lot of decorations for the money, unfortunately didn’t get to use them all as the party was moved inside. Would definitely recommend!"

Tablewear

All that yummy food needs somewhere to be eaten from and these shell shaped plates are truly in keeping with your theme. Made of sturdy premium-strength paper, the package includes 8 paper plates at 18cm.

These 50 highly absorbent 3-ply party napkins feature a fun mermaid tail design with turquoise, purple and golden foil scale accents; perfect for mermaid, fantasy, and under the sea themed parties.

Review: "Bought these for a mermaid themed bridal shower and they are exactly as shown. Very cute and colors are very vibrant."

If you're planning on giving out sweets or popcorn as favours at your child's party, this set is exactly what you need and includes mermaid party boxes, transparent bags, thank you shell stickers and 100pcs multicolor ribbons, strong enough for carrying the boxes by. Easy to assemble, it's made of 100 per cent premium coated paper and a high-tech digital print. 

Protect your table against spills and stains with this themed tablecloth which measures 7ft x 4.5ft and is adorned with a pretty underwater design. 

Review: "Bought for a birthday party and the kids loved it. Cheap enough to use and throw away, though as there was no damage even after dinner with 12 hungry children, I shall keep it for next time too."

Even if your youngster isn't old enough to drink for a cup yet, serve the parents their beverages in this set of eight paper cups which come in a metallic blue and silver mermaid fins print. 

Whether you are serving one big birthday cake or cupcakes, simply pop one or more of these six toppers in to add an instant mermaid flair.

This pack of twelve blue glitter candles are the perfect finishing touch to any mermaid themed cake and can be used again and again. 

Review: "Needed candles for a last minute surprise get-together for my grandsons 18th birthday. Wanted something a bit different and was drawn to these candles. They're just what I was looking for. These are coated with glitter which gives an expensive look at a fraction of the cost. Plus they're already in their holders ready to put on your cake."

Games

Get the kids excited to collect some deep sea treasure by hanging up this mermaid pinata! With her cute starfish accessories and vibrant pink hair, this mermaid pinata is sure to make a splash at your child's mermaid birthday party. Just fill this pull-string pinata with sweets, favours, and other fun mermaid party supplies hen, hang her from the ceiling or from a sturdy tree branch outside. Rather then hitting hte pinata, the kids just need to take turns giving the hanging strings a firm tug to try and find the one that releases the goodies inside. 

Review: "It came early which bwas great, it was in really good condition it was very sturdy and was a great hit with children they loved pulling the strings to get the treats out. A great success!"

We love this mermaid take on the classic children's party game. The package includeds: 1 Mermaid poster; 2 blindfolds; 24* tail stickers and 12 self-adhesive dot tapes.

Review: "Nice quality with attention to detail of sending glue drops. Fun game for my kid’s party."

Help improve your child's hand-eye co-ordination with this fun mermaid tail toss game. It comes with one piece mermaid toss game hanging banner, three piece bean bag and one piece ribbon for hanging. The size of the mermaid toss game hanging banner is 140 x 76cm while the bean bags are 5 x 5.5 cm, perfect for the kids and adults of all ages.

Review: "Bought for my son’s shark themed birthday party. He really enjoyed playing it as a party game so we’ve put it up in his room and he still enjoys playing it!"

Costume

This beautiful one-pieced mermaid costume has a stretchable and shimmery fish scales printed skirt with wide fishtail hem layers. With cutie ruffles on the shoulder straps and split short layers at waist looking like fins of the mermaid, it comes with a removable brooch as well as a tiaria.

Review: "Beautiful little dress. Daughter loves it and had so many lovely comments off people. Well made, not cheap. I was hesitant at first of spending that much money on one fancy dress but it was well worth it and has lasted even after machine wash."

 
  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 

 

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